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The Richardson Health Department will ground spray a portion of the city this week in order to lower mosquito populations and help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus. The spraying events are scheduled to occur on consecutive days as part of an increased response by the City’s Health Department to help reduce the spread of the disease.

The scheduled sprayings this week are due to a confirmed positive West Nile virus test result from a mosquito pool sample located within the spray area.

Weather permitting, the spraying will occur according to the following schedule (maps provided below). Further spraying may occur later this week dependent on future test results.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • Time: 10 p.m. to Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.*
  • Location: Lois Lane east to Glenville Drive; Apollo Road south to East Spring Valley Road

 Thursday, September 27, 2012**

  • Time: 10 p.m. to Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.*
  • Location: Lois Lane east to Glenville Drive; Apollo Road south to East Spring Valley Road

 

*Spraying events begin at 10 p.m. with the goal of ending by 3 a.m., though they may run until 4:30 a.m. depending upon the size of the spray area.

**Due to recent increases in the incidents of finding the West Nile virus in people and mosquito traps, targeted neighborhoods are now being sprayed twice.

 If wind speeds of greater than 10 miles per hour are sustained, or if it is raining, Health Department staff may postpone spraying until weather conditions are more favorable.

Press release courtesy of the City of Richardson.

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